I don’t think I’d believe it if I didn’t see it myself in person ... His 200 looked so smooth and incredible. His body position is flawless. He gets completely flat and spear-like in the water. He’s almost engineered for a perfect breaststroke.
When you start going to higher level meets, it’s a learning experience ... When you stand next to Matt Grevers or Ryan Lochte, it’s a little intimidating. Then the next time you do it, it’s a little better and gets a little better until it become normal. If you figure out how to deal with those emotions and anxiety, in two years you can expect to race against them.
I was in a heat with Michael Phelps at the Columbus Grand Prix, so I got to swim against him and I got to swim against Matt Grevers in the finals, so a lot of the starstruckness wore off by the time I got to the trials.More quotes »
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